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Tom Wilkinson

Tom Wilkinson is an award-winning actor of stage and screen. Wilkinson received an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Tony Gilroy's Academy Award- nominated Michael Clayton.

He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his unforgettable performance in Todd Field's acclaimed drama In the Bedroom, opposite Sissy Spacek. Wilkinson also received a BAFTA Award nomination, won an Independent Spirit Award, a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize and a New York Film Critics Circle Award for the role. Prior to that, Wilkinson won a BAFTA Award for his role in the 1997 British and international box-office sensation The Full Monty, and garnered another BAFTA Award nomination the following year for his performance in the Oscar-winning Best Picture Shakespeare in Love.

He received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his courageous performance in HBO's 2003 film Normal, opposite Jessica Lange.

Wilkinson most recently won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actor for the HBO miniseries John Adams, in which he portrayed Benjamin Franklin.

Wilkinson recently starred in the indie romantic comedy Dedication, with Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore; Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream, with Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor; Guy Ritchie's London-set crime caper RocknRolla, with Gerard Butler; and Bryan Singer's World War II-set drama Valkyrie, with Tom Cruise. His previous film credits include Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, with Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey; The Last Kiss, starring Zach Braff; Stage Beauty, with Billy Crudup; Wilde; The Governess; Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility; Smilla's Sense of Snow; Gillian Armstrong's Oscar and Lucinda; Ride With the Devil; The Importance of Being Earnest; Girl With a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth; Roland Emmerich's The Patriot; A Good Woman; Ripley Under Ground; The Exorcism of Emily Rose; and Separate Lies, with Emily Watson and Rupert Everett.

An accomplished stage actor, Wilkinson has played the role of John Proctor in The Crucible at the Royal National Theatre; the title role in King Lear at the Royal Court Theatre; the role of Dr. Stockmann in the award-winning West End production of Enemy of the People, with Vanessa Redgrave; a London Critics' Circle Theatre Award-winning performance in Ghosts; and David Hare's production of My Zinc Bed, with Julia Ormond.

On the British small screen, Wilkinson received BAFTA Television Award nominations for his roles in Cold Enough for Snow and the award-winning BBC miniseries Martin Chuzzlewit. His other notable television credits include such long-form projects as the HBO movie The Gathering Storm and the BBC telefilm Measure for Measure, to name only a few.

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Tom Wilkinson Facts

BirthdayDecember 12, 1948 (74)
BirthplaceLeeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 2½" (1m89)  How tall is Tom Wilkinson compared to you?
Awards2009 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie (for John Adams)
2008 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie (for John Adams)
1998 BAFTA Awards: Actor in a Supporting Role (for The Full Monty)

Selected Filmography

The Choice
Ghost and The Darkness
The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo's Child
Captain America: Civil War
In The Bedroom
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